Brooke Siem

Brooke Siem is a “categorically homeless” writer, chef, and certified breathwork coach. After founding a Manhattan boozy cupcake company and winning Food Network’s “Chopped,” an opportunity to travel around the world for a year fell into her lap. Prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs at 15 years old after her father’s sudden death, the opportunity for a life abroad sparked the realization that she had been heavily medicated for half of her life. She decided to make a massive change.

First, she booked a one-way ticket to Malaysia.

Then, she got off all the prescription drugs.

Two years and 19 countries later, Brooke’s primary focus is on spreading a message of hope to those who are suffering from depression. She is living proof that it is possible to heal and thrive after chronic depression and long-term antidepressants, no matter how far down the rabbit hole we once were.